On World Environment Day 2017, Nestlé India took a stock of its environmental achievements and rededicates itself towards environmental sustainability. Nestlé India strengthened its commitment to protecting and preserving the environment and to continuously work towards sustainable use of natural and non-renewable resources. During the last 15 years, for every tonne of production, Nestlé India claims to have reduced energy usage by 47% and CO2 emissions by 55%.
According to Mr. Sanjay Khajuria, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs, Nestlé India, “We have always strived to improve operational efficiencies, use natural resources sustainably and reduce water, energy and CO2 emissions while doing business. Every effort to reduce, recycle and reuse natural resources can make a difference to our planet. Therefore our initiatives are spread across the entire value chain and we engage with farmers, suppliers, employees and consumers to help increase awareness about environment sustainability.”
Nestlé India’s efforts to spread awareness about sustainable usage of water, resulted in 53% reduction in water usage and a 55% reduction in waste water generation for every tonne of production in the last 15 years. The Zer’Eau technology at the Moga factory of Nestlé India has helped recycle water extracted from milk and reuse it for processing, which has enabled it to save 25% of water used at the factory.
In 2016, the company reduced around 800 tonnes of packaging material through packaging optimisation. Products are labelled as per the Nestlé Policy on Environmental Sustainability and its guidelines on Packaging and Design. The labelling includes identification of the type of material to determine recyclability and anti-litter and recycle logos to remind consumers to dispose it in a safe and environment-friendly way.
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